It's that time! Sex, breakups, saying no to stuff you don't wanna do, red flags, Darcying
#1383 “Is it okay for my female friends to exclude my male friend’s awful fiancée, even if that means she’s the only woman left out?”
The Geek Social Fallacies are powerful, but they are not invincible.
#1382: “My mum won’t accept anything I tell her unless it’s been ‘fact-checked’ by my brother or my dad.”
Bold of your mom to set herself up as the sole arbiter of your life circumstances, Letter Writer!
Should you stay or should you go?
Convert "What should I do?" questions to "How will I do the thing I'm most afraid of?" and see how you feel.
It Came From The Search Terms: It’s Gonna Be May
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
#1377: Hosting two families with different conceptions of time.
In which the Party Planning Committee consists of one exhausted pregnant lady trying to please everyone.
#1376 Guest Post: “How do I find queer and trans friends and dates my own age?”
A guest post from S. Bear Bergman of Asking Bear about how to make new friends and find date partners. Bear will be answering questions live with the Captain on Sunday May 15, tix at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asking-bear-with-special-guest-captain-awkward-tickets-326018549257
#1375: “Guilt trips with a side of trauma.”
Both anxious and avoidant attachment styles respond badly to pressure and benefit from structure, or, "Mom, I can't be your on-call therapist."
#1374: “Help, a tutor keeps asking me for personal details.”
"Tell me your phone number and exactly where you live so I can judge if you are a SERIOUS STUDENT." Yikes.
#1372: “Help me plant the right boundaries for the future.”
There are a lot of steps between "starting a farm" and "figuring out who gets it after we die." Content Warning for ableism.